Never Forget Fukushima
In Hong Kong we held an art exhibition: Shadowlands - Fukushima Anniversary Exhibition showcasing work by Hong Kong and Japanese artists. The images depicted the helplessness of families in the wake of the nuclear disaster.
Say No to Hong Kong Nuclear Power
Our report, Lesson from Fukushima, pointed out that the Government failed to improve the ‘Daya Bay Contingency Plan’. We followed this with a string of actions including protested the government’s nuclear plant drill at Tung Ping Chau. We successfully pushed the government to suspend its plan to increase nuclear power to 50% of the energy mix, and sparked a discussion on how Hong Kong’s power industry can be made safe and clean.
Clean Our Cloud
Last April we launched our Clean Our Cloud campaign in Hong Kong and across the globe. In just one month we activated 200,000 people to email Apple and demand that to change their data centers to renewable energy. Apple agreed to go zero carbon.
We Want Clean Air
After several years of Greenpeace campaigning, last year the Hong Kong government finally announced it would update the air quality index and add PM2.5 to the index. We called on these stricter standards as soon as possible and to take effective measures to improve our air quality.
Look to the rooftops for solar
Last summer we made our own experiment by installing solar energy panels on the roof of a warehouse in the outskirts of Beijing. We applied and were approved to have our solar grid connected to the main grid. We showed how easy it is for small businesses to go solar.
Blow Away Doubts About Wind Power
Last year was the eighth year that Greenpeace worked with wind energy specialists to push for the development of the wind industry in China. In our latest report we pointed out that China continued to be the world’s leader in installed wind power capacity in 2011.
Participating Doha Climate Talks
Last year’s UN climate conference was held in Doha. Our campaign manager, Li Yan made a speech at a side event calling for an end to the Coal Age. We will continue to push all country to reduce emissions and to head towards a renewable energy future.
2013 Climate Saving Year
We will be closely monitoring the mid-term review of the Scheme of Control Agreement and push for a reform of the electricity market. On the mainland, we will drive home the link between coal use and threats to people’s health and push for improvement on PM2.5 monitoring in the eastern regions.